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Loma Linda University Medical Center Gets New Mobile Telemedicine Vehicle

Loma Linda University Medical Center gets a new Mobile Telemedicine Vehicle -- a combination mobile medical command center and telemedicine center.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

San Jose Fire Department s Pilot Program Sends STAR Cars Out On Non-Emergency Calls

In January, the San Jose (Calif.) Fire Department is changing its EMS response by expanding its use of Supplemental Transport Ambulance Resources, or STAR cars.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

New Salt Lake Trauma Center Ready for Action

The opening of the new Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, is expected improve trauma care.

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007

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Ambulance Strike Teams

The recent fires in California served as a testing ground for a new ambulance strike team concept. Prior to these fires, ambulance strike teams that included private providers had not been successfully deployed to an actual disaster. But the severity and ferocity of these massive fires required a unified system combining both fire-based and nonfire-based private provider resources.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

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The New National Standard for Equipment on Ambulances

Report adheres to the principle that EMTs at all levels must have the appropriate equipment and supplies to optimize prehospital delivery of care.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

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Fire's Destructive Path

Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds consumed huge swaths of bone-dry Southern California yesterday, burning dozens of buildings and threatening hundreds more from Malibu to San Diego, including a jail, a hospital and nursing homes.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

Thousands relive a disaster

As this county burned, firefighters confronted a familiar reality: too few resources and not enough personnel to effectively make a stand.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

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The New National Standard for Equipment on Ambulances

Report adheres to the principle that EMTs at all levels must have the appropriate equipment and supplies to optimize prehospital delivery of care.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

EMS Units Bypassed Nearest Helicopters: Physician Says Ties to a Firm Don't Influence Agencies' Decisions

It s becoming increasingly common in the competitive air ambulance industry for people who oversee local EMS agencies to also work for air medical providers. Can such ties compromise patient care?

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007


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